Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations of the Board of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 20]    (Repealed)
Training in medication administration vis gastrostomy tube
Action 3990
General Information
Action Summary HB1759 of the 2013 General Assembly authorizes a person who has successfully completed a training program approved by the Board of Nursing to administer medications via percutaneous gastrostomy tube to person receiving services from a program licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS). An enactment clause requires the Board of Nursing to have regulations for a training program in effect within 280 days of enactment of the bill. The key provision of the regulation is the inclusion in Section 390 (content of a medication administration training program) a requirement to complete the curriculum approved by the Department of Behavioral health and Developmental Services for unlicensed persons to administer medication via a gastrostomy tube.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003733]
Associated Mandates Training in administration of drugs via PEG tubes
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6601 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 04/09/2015.
6876 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/13/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.